I will unabashedly say that Mexican food is my favorite ethnic cuisine. By far. So when I had the opportunity to go to , I jumped on it.
My girlfriend and I got to the restaurant at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. It was a pretty muggy night, so we elected to sit inside rather than on their new (albeit a little small) patio. The inside of the restaurant looked to be undergoing some renovations, but I could be mistaken. Some of it looked unfinished.
But that's not the point. The point is the food. We started with a margarita (on the rocks, salted rim) and Queso Fundido with chorizo ($4.75). I have a hard time going to a Mexican restaurant and not ordering a margarita, because the flavors complement each other quite nicely. The melted cheese dip came with three flour tortillas which wasn't quite enough for the amount of dip you get, but with the free chips that are never in short supply, we found a way to finish off the dip.
After the queso, we decided on our main course. I ordered the Special Fried Burrito ($7.25) and my girlfriend ordered the Enchiladas Campesinos ($7.50). I ordered the burrito thinking that it would be a relatively massive mountain of food to satisfy my growing appetite. What came out was not what I had hoped, but it was still quite food. A flour tortilla stuffed with shredded chicken and topped with cheese, lettuce and guacamole and then deep fried? The size of the burrito is the only negative mark.
I was able to leave the restaurant paying $23.67 which isn't terribly bad for having a margarita with dinner.
I've had better meals at other area Mexican restaurants, but if I am ever hungry on the east side of Stow again, El Campesino will get my business.